WO2004079556A1 - Portable electronic device - Google Patents

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WO2004079556A1
WO2004079556A1 PCT/JP2003/002653 JP0302653W WO2004079556A1 WO 2004079556 A1 WO2004079556 A1 WO 2004079556A1 JP 0302653 W JP0302653 W JP 0302653W WO 2004079556 A1 WO2004079556 A1 WO 2004079556A1
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Abstract

A portable electronic device includes a key operation unit for detecting a pressing operation of a first direction key and a second direction key arranged in the vicinity of the first direction key and outputting a detection signal, a display unit, and a control unit for controlling the screen display of the display unit according to the detection signal from the key operation unit. The control unit has means for outputting control information for moving a cursor displayed on the screen of the display unit on the screen when the first direction key alone is pressed, means fro outputting control information for performing application setting operation on the screen of the display unit when the second direction key alone is pressed, and means for outputting control information to scroll the screen of the display unit when the first direction key and the second direction key are simultaneously pressed.

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A portable electronic device technology field

The present invention can browse and edit data on the screen of the display unit, to a portable electronic device such as a PDA. BACKGROUND

Conventional compact P DA (portab 1 e one digita 1 one assistants) pursues miniaturization by eliminating the keyboard, a portable electronic device which enables one-hand operation, as a personal information management tool various products have been developed and put into practical use. For example, in conjunction with a personal computer can 閲 list 'editing of data, send and receive email Ichiru Ya Fuattasu using a modem or mobile phone, compact P DA that can access to the Internet are known. However, due to omitting the keyboard, it is difficult to use only the P DA body, coordination with the personal computer is essential. Therefore, it is not suitable for work to enter the new data, and data browsing function as view the data that has already been prepared in the personalization Norre computer, or of data that has already been prepared by a personal combination user data its use there is a problem that is specific to the editing function to modify a part.

For example, conventional compact P DA, instead of a mouse or a keyboard, a stylus - Pen (sty 1 us _p en) P DA of data Eve has as an input device have been widely used. This type of P DA, by pointing a tablet or Tatsu Chipaneru the stylus' pen, the absolute coordinate of the point position is input.

Shikashi, because it is difficult to manipulate the stylus' pen in one hand, in the case where you view and edit the data of the large screen, such as that can not be performed by the viewing and editing of data easily by the user problem was there.

Incidentally, as a conventional art related to the present invention, JP-A-2 0 0 2 1 4 9 3 3 4 No. Gazette, a pointing device system for use in a personal computer or the like is disclosed. In order to improve the operability, the upper dome portion and a pressure sensor mechanism is provided on the small of the pointing device apparatus circular.

Further, in Japanese Laid-9- 1 3 4 2 4 8 No. pointing input device used in the remote controller such as a television receiving ί elephant machine is disclosed. The Boi emissions computing input device, the operation buttons of the disc-like, and detects the pressing operation by respectively disposed a pressure sensor 4 divided divided area, it detects a sliding operation is provided a slide switch. Disclosure of the Invention

The present invention was made in view of the foregoing problems, even when data viewing and editing of large screen, portable by the user with improved operability so as to be easily operated with one hand an object of the present invention is to provide an electronic device.

In order to solve the above problems, a portable electronic β of the present invention, the first direction key, contact and detect and detecting each pressing operation of the second direction keys provided in the vicinity of the first direction key a key operation section for outputting a signal, and a display unit, an electronic device and a control unit for the control of the screen display of the display unit in response to the detection signal from the key operation unit, the previous SL controller, depending on the detection signal outputted when the first direction key is depressed solely, cursor movement for outputting cursor movement information for moving the cursor displayed on the screen of the display unit in the screen a detecting means, the first in response to the detection signal direction keys and the second direction key is outputted when it is depressed simultaneously, the display unit screen to move disk port Lumpur disk port for outputting the scroll operation information Characterized in that it comprises a Lumpur movement detecting means.

According to the portable electronic apparatus of the present invention, the first direction key, to Oyopi second respective direction keys of the key operation unit including a direction key provided by adjacent in the first direction key, the user There simply presses operated with one hand (thumb), selects one of the scroll operation information for scrolling a screen cursor movement information, and a display unit for moving on the screen of the display unit the cursor to be output to the control unit. The control unit controls display on the screen of the display unit in accordance with the received screen display information. Therefore, according to the portable electronic β of the present invention, even when viewing 'edit data in a large screen, the user can easily operate with single hand (thumb), it is possible to improve the operability. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention become apparent by understanding the following detailed description of the invention based on the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 is a diagram illustrating a portable electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Figure 2 is a diagram for explaining a first scroll operation for scrolling the screen while fixing the cursor on the display unit of the portable electronic β in FIG. Figure 3 is a diagram for explaining a second scrolling operation of moving scroll the screen including the cursor on the display unit of the portable electronic β in FIG.

Figure 4 is a diagram showing a basic configuration of a key operating unit in a portable electronic device of FIG. Figure 5 is a diagram for explaining an application example of the second scroll operation.

Figure 6 is a diagram showing a modification of the key operation section in the portable electronic device of FIG. 7, Ru FIG der showing another modification of the key operation unit of the portable electronic β in FIG.

Figure 8 is a flowchart for explaining a control procedure for performing a basic operation of the portable electronic device of the present invention.

Figure 9 is a flowchart for explain the control procedure for performing the setting operation of Abu Rikeshi Yung software.

Figure 1 0 is a flowchart for explaining a control procedure for performing a browse operation of the map data by entering a map browsing software.

Figure 1 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of a control unit in the portable electronic apparatus of the present invention. BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION

Embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 shows a portable electronic apparatus of an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 1 shows a configuration example of the portable electronic β the applied P DA of the present invention is shown. In Figure 1, this PDA10 includes a display unit 14 a cursor 11 is displayed on the screen, and a key operation unit 15, the control unit (not shown). The control unit of the PDA 10 will be described later with reference to FIG. 11.

Display unit 14, and below the data displayed on the screen, it is displayed in conjunction with scrolling left and right in each direction, includes left and right scroll par 12, and a vertical scroll bar 1 3.

PDA10 of Figure 1, as in the case of the conventional PDA, on the screen of the display unit 14, can view and edit the data in conjunction with personal computers, e-mail and fax transmission and reception to take advantage of the modem or mobile phone , and is configured to allow access to the Internet. At the same time, this PDA10 is application software © By be installed the air, to execute the software, it can be displayed on the screen of the display unit 14 the execution result.

As described above, the conventional PDA, since a structure that points to the display unit such as Tatsuchipaneru in stylus pen, the user PDA main body in one hand, must have a stylus pen on the other hand. For this reason, it is difficult to operate the PDA with one hand. To solve this problem, portable electronic β is 1, without using the stylus' pen, such as a conventional PDA, and displays on the display unit 14 a display unit similar to the cursor 11 of the personal computer, keys is configured so as the operation unit 15 shown in FIG.

Figure 4 shows a basic configuration of a portable electronic device on the key operation unit 15 FIG.

As shown in FIG. 4, the key operation unit 15 is formed in a circular shape, an inner direction key 15 e provided at the center inside the four outer direction provided adjacent to the outside of the inner direction key 15 e and a key 15 a, 15 b, 15 c, 15 d.

In PDA10 in FIG 1, the display unit 14 displays the data on a screen based on the data stored in the storage unit of the control unit. The key operation unit 15, is provided with a plurality of pressure sensors for detecting the pressing operation of the user with respect to each direction key described above, each pressure sensor, a detection signal when detecting a pressing operation of the corresponding direction keys Output. The control unit controls display on the screen of the display unit 14 in response to the detection signal output from the key operation unit 15. PDA10 in Figure 1 is constituted as described above, the key operation unit 15 of FIG. 4, even when viewing and editing data of a large screen, urchin by the user can be easily operated with one hand, the direction key It is assigned a function as described below to.

Inside direction key 15 e, when depressed alone function of outputting a cursor movement information for moving on the screen of the display unit 14 a cursor 11 to the control unit of the CPU is assigned. Further, in the inward direction key 15 e, output when clicked alone the screen of the display unit 14, a control information for returning instantly screen containing the display position of the front of the cursor 11 to the CPU of the control unit the ability to have been assigned. Furthermore, inside direction key 15 e, 4 one outer direction keys 15 a, 15b, 15 c, 15 when depressed one time of d, the screen of the display unit 14, the direction of either the vertical and horizontal directions (in the direction determined by the co-pressed an outer direction key), you output disk port Lumpur operation information for scrolling movement to the control unit of the CPU function is assigned.

In PDA 10 in this embodiment, four outer direction key 15 a on the key operation unit 15, 15 b, each of the 15 c, 15 d, when depressed alone assigned the following functions there.

The outward direction keys 15 a, when depressed alone the first scroll operation information ① for causing Sukurono moving the screen of the display unit 14 remains fixed in the downward direction display position location of the cursor 11 control unit function of outputting to the C PU is assigned (see FIG. 2).

The outward direction keys 15 b, when depressed alone, the second scroll operation information ② for moving disk port Lumpur the screen of the display unit 14 including a cursor 11 under the direction of control unit CPU function of outputting is assigned to (see FIG. 3).

The outward direction keys 15 d, when depressed at work, on the screen of the display unit 14, outputs the application operation information for setting the operation of the application software Insutoru already in the control unit to the C PU of the control unit the ability to have that have been assigned. The application software © We §, for example, to expand the size of characters in the data to be displayed on the screen of the display unit 14 is a program for adding the functions to facilitate read when viewing the user. The outward keys 1 5 c, when depressed in the seed, the display unit 1 on 4 screen, controlling the application operation information for other application software setting operation Insutoru already in the control unit section function of outputting to the CPU is assigned.

Figure 2 is a diagram for explaining a first scrolling operation that scrolls the screen while to secure the display position of the cursor in the display unit 1 4 of the portable electronic β in FIG.

In (a) of FIG. 2, on the screen of the display unit 1 4, Kasonore 1 1 and the display data 1 6 and are displayed les, Ru. In this state, the user when depressed outer direction key 1 5 a key operation unit 1 5 alone, the first scrolling operation information ① is output to the CPU of the control unit. In accordance with this first scrolling operation information ①, since the CPU of the control unit for controlling the screen display of the display unit 1 4, as shown in FIG. 2 (b), displayed while fixing the display position of the cursor 1 1 the screen parts 1 4 to scroll down. Scroll operation of FIG. 2, when the long sentence data is displayed on the screen of the display unit 1 4 of PDA 1 0, while following text cursor 1 1, which is convenient to be scrolled.

Figure 3 is a diagram for explaining a second scrolling operation of moving scroll the screen including the cursor on the display unit of the portable electronic device of FIG.

In (a) of FIG. 3, the screen of the display unit 1 4, the display data 1 6 comprising Kasonore 1 1 is displayed. In this state, the user when depressed outer direction key 1 5 b of the key operation unit 1 5 alone, the second scroll operation information ② is outputted to the CPU of the control unit. According to this second scrolling operation information ②, because the CPU of the control unit for controlling the screen display of the Table radical 113 1 4, as shown in (b) of FIG. 3, the display unit 1 4 including the cursor 1 1 display data on the screen of scrolling moved downwardly. Scrolling of FIG. 3, data of a large screen on the display unit 1 4 of PDA 1 0 (e.g., newspaper, data such as the map) when is displayed, the user is suitable for viewing the display data .

In addition, the portable electronic device of FIG. 1, for each direction key of the user key operation unit 1 5, a case of normal press operation, and if continuously perform press operation beyond a predetermined time, a case or the like for depressed inward direction key and the outer direction keys simultaneously, may be configured to detect a different press under operation.

The key operation unit 15 of FIG. 4, since the middle are constituted by gathering direction key, facilitating the user presses operated with one hand (thumb).

Further, when the user is moving operating the cursor 11 by pressing the inner direction key 15 e with the thumb, it can easily be depressed simultaneously inwardly key and outward direction keys slightly shifted thumb. By performing this pressing operation, while moving the cursor 11 on the screen of the display unit 14, it is possible to perform the scroll movement. The PD A10 by operating with one hand an effective means to access the Internet. Figure 11 shows a configuration example of a control unit in the portable electronic apparatus of the present invention.

Control unit of FIG. 11 is an example of a main configuration of a control unit in PDA10 of FIG. 11, the control unit includes a CPU 20, an output circuit 21, a cursor movement detection circuit 22, a scroll movement detection circuit 23, an application setting operation detection circuit 24, an inner direction key depression detection circuit 25, the outer It includes a direction key depression detection circuit 2 6, and an inner-outer direction key simultaneous depression detection circuit 27.

The key operation unit 15 in the PDA 10, as a pressure sensor in the inner direction key 15 e and the outside direction key 15 d, is provided with a inner direction key pressure sensor 28 and the outside direction key pressure sensor 29. Pressure sensor, it is necessary to provide for each of the four outer direction keys 15 a, 15 b, 15 c, 15 d of the key operation unit 15. In Figure 11, for convenience of explanation, only shown outwardly keys pressure sensor 29 provided as a pressure sensor in the outer direction key 15 d. Even with the other outward direction key 15 a, 15 b, 15 c, similarly it is assumed that a pressure sensor is provided.

Inner direction key pressure sensor 28 of the key operation unit 15, when the inner direction key 15 e is depressed, the detection signal by detecting the pressing operation, the inner direction key depression detection circuit 25 and the co-depression detection circuit 27 to output to. Similarly, the outer Direction key pressure sensor 29 of the key operation unit 15, when the outer direction key 15 d is pressed, a detection signal that detected the press under operating simultaneously and outside direction key depression detection circuit 26 and outputs it to the press detection circuitry 27.

Inside and outside direction key simultaneous depression detection circuit 27, when receiving the detection signal at the same time from the pressure sensor 28 and a pressure sensor 2 9, and the inner direction key 1 5 e and the outer direction key 1 5 d is depressed at the same time simultaneous depression detection signal indicating that an inner direction key press under detection circuit 2 5, an outer direction key depression detection circuit 2 6 outputs respectively to the scroll detection circuit.

The inner direction key depression detection circuit 2 5, Ri receives only the detection signals from the pressure sensor 2 8, when no received simultaneous depression detection signal from the simultaneous depression detection circuit 2 7, war inner Direction key 1 5 e and it outputs the inner direction key alone depression detection signal indicating that is depressed by insects to cursor movement detecting circuit 2 2.

Outside direction key depression detection circuit 2 6 Ri receives only the detection signals from the pressure sensor 2 9, when Rere such received simultaneous depression detection signal from the simultaneous depression detection circuit 2 7, the outer Direction key 1 5 d outputting the outside direction key alone depression detection signal indicating that is depressed by the war insect to the application setting operation detection circuit 2 4.

Cursor movement detection circuit 2 2 Kasonore movement information for in accordance with the inward direction key alone depression detection signal output from the inside direction key depression detection circuit 2 5, is moved on the screen of the display unit 1 4 cursor 1 1 and outputs to the CPU 2 0. CPU 2 0 outputs the cursor movement information output from the force one Sol movement detection circuit 2 2 via the output circuit 2 1 to the display unit 1 4. Therefore, to move in the direction specified by the cursor 1 1 forces the user on the screen of the display unit 1 4.

Scroll movement detection circuit 2 3 in accordance with the co-pressing under the detection signal output from the simultaneous depression detection circuit 2 7, and outputs the scrolling movement information for scrolling the screen of the display unit 1 4 to CPU 2 0 . CPU 2 0 is the scroll information outputted from the scroll detection circuit 2 3 via the output circuit 2 1 outputs to the display unit 1 4. Accordingly, the screen of the display unit 1 4 and scroll movement in the direction designated by the user (inside direction key 1 5 e simultaneously depressed the direction indicated by the outward direction key). Application setting operation detection circuit 2 4, in response to outward direction key alone depression detection signal outputted outside direction key depression detection circuit 2 six et performs setting operation before SL application software on the screen of the display unit 1 4 and it outputs the application setting operation information for the CPU 2 0. CPU 2 0 outputs to the display section 14 the application setting operation information via the output circuit 2 1 output from the application setting operation detection circuit 2 4. Therefore, the screen on the said Apurikeshi Yong software setting operation of the display unit 14 (opened or closed) is performed. The Apurikeshi Yon software, for example, to expand the size of the characters in the data to be displayed on the screen of the display unit 14, a program having a function to facilitate reading when viewing the user.

Figure 6 is a diagram showing a modification of the key operation unit of the portable electronic β in FIG. The key operation unit 15 Alpha shown in FIG. 6 is an example of arranging the direction keys of the three stages. Keystrokes portion 15 A has an outer direction key 15 a in the configuration of FIG. 4, 15 b, 15 c, 15 d further provided adjacent to the outer side of the direction keys 15 f, 15 g, 15 h, 15 i the are configured to include, respectively.

Similarly, the key operation unit of the portable electronic device of FIG. 1 it is also possible to adopt a configuration which is disposed the direction keys of a plurality of stages or four or more stages.

Figure 7 is a diagram showing another modification of the key operation unit of the portable electronic device of FIG. Key operation unit 15 B shown in FIG. 7 is an example of the direction key is disposed in two stages, four outer direction key 15 a in the configuration of FIG. 4, in place of 15b, 15 c, 15 d,

It is provided outside direction key 15 j which is integrally formed with four outwardly keys. By configuring as the key operation section 15 B of FIG. 7, the user, when depressed inner direction key and the outside direction keys simultaneously, not only the vertical and horizontal directions, pressing the scroll movement in an oblique direction operation can also easily.

Figure 8 is a flowchart for explaining a control procedure for performing a basic operation of the portable electronic device of the present TsutomuAkira.

Control procedure of FIG. 8, by executing according to a program control unit of the portable electronic device of the present invention (CPU 20 in FIG. 11) is stored in the storage unit (not shown), controls the screen display of the display unit 14 to.

In the control procedure shown in Fig. 8, first, CPU 20 at step S 11 monitors whether the pressing operation on any of the direction keys of the key operation unit 15. Key operation unit 1

If the user performs a pressing operation on 5 either direction keys, the next step

To migrate to S 12.

Step C PU 20 in S 12 determines whether the power not the one of the inner direction key 15 e and the outside direction key 1 5 a- 15 d is pressed at the same time. If step S 1 2 of the decision result is YES, in step S 13 CPU 20 outputs the scroll information output from the scroll movement detection circuit 23 via the output circuit 21 to the display unit 14. Step S 13 is completed, the flow returns to step S 11. If the test result in step S 12 is NO, the process proceeds to the next step S 14. Step C PU 20 in S 14 determines whether the power not the inner direction key 15 e is depressed solely. If the test result in step S 14 is a YES, CPU 20 in step S 15 outputs the cursor movement information outputted from the cursor movement detecting circuit 22 to the display unit 14 via the output circuit 21. When the step S 15 is complete, the process returns to the step S 1 1.

If the test result in step S 14 is NO, the process proceeds to the next step S 16. Step CPU 20 in S 16 determines whether the outside direction key 15 d is pressed alone. If the test result in step S 16 is a YES, CPU 20 is an application setting information outputted from the application setting operation detection circuit 24 via the output circuit 21 outputs to the display unit 14 (see FIG. 9 at step S 17 ). If step S 17 is completed, or when the determination result of step S 16 is NO, the flow returns to step S 1 1.

Figure 9 is a flowchart for explain the control procedure for performing the setting operation of Abu Rikeshi Yung software.

Control procedure of FIG. 9, by executing according to a program portable electronic dark control unit of the present invention (CPU 20 in FIG. 11) is stored in the storage unit (not shown), controls the screen display of the display unit 14 to.

First, CPU 20 at step S 21 is, if any of the outer side direction keys of the key operation unit 15 determines that it is depressed solely (e.g., determination result of Sutetsu flop S 16 in FIG. 8 is YES If the the including), the control procedure of FIG. 9 is started. Step C PU 20 in S 22 determines whether the power not the outside direction key 15 a is pressed by itself. If the test result in step S 22 is a YES, CPU 20 in Sutetsu flop S 23, the first scrolling information ① (see FIG. 2), via the output circuit 21 outputs to the display unit 14. Step S 23 is completed, the process proceeds to step S 3 0.

If step S 2 2 of the decision result is NO, CPU 2 0 In the next step S 2 4 determines whether or mosquitoes ゝ not, which are depressed outward direction key 1 5 b is at war insect. If the test result in stearyl-up S 2 4 is YES, your Step S 2 5, CPU 2 0 is Te, the second scrolling information ② (refer to FIG. 3), through the output circuit 2 1 Display and outputs it to the part 1 4. Step S 2 5 is completed, the process proceeds to step S 3 0.

If Step S 2 4 determination result is NO, CPU 2 0 In the next step S 2 6 determines whether or mosquitoes ゝ not, which are depressed outward direction key 1 5 d is alone. If the test result in stearyl-up S 2 6 is a YES, 0 CPU 2 Te Contact Rere to step S 2 7 is an application setting information outputted from Abu publication setting operation detection circuit 2 4, the output circuit 2 1 via the output to the display unit 1 4.

Application setting information outputted this time is, for example, if control information for activating the Apurikeshi Yung software, by the additional function, the size of the characters in the data to be displayed on the screen of the display unit 1 4 It is enlarged.

On the other hand, when the single operation of pressing the outer direction key 1 5 d by the user is performed again, the application setting information outputted when its is a control information for terminating the application software © air.

Step S 2 7 is completed, the process proceeds to step S 3 0.

When Step S 2 6 of the determination is NO, CPU 2 0 In the next step S 2 8 determines whether the outward direction key 1 5 c is depressed solely. If the determination result of the scan Tetsupu S 2 8 is a YES, CPU 2 0 in step S 2 9 is an application setting information for setting operation of other application software, the display unit via the output circuit 2 1 and outputs it to the 1 to 4. Step S 2 9 is completed, the process proceeds to step S 3 0.

CPU 2 0 in step S 3 0 monitors whether the pressing operation on any of the direction keys of the key operation unit 1-5. As described above, when the user either to Kano direction key of the key operation unit 1-5 makes a pressing operation, the control procedure shown in FIG. 8 or other control procedure is started.

Next, FIG. 5 is a diagram for explaining an application example of the second scroll operation. In this example, it shows an application example of the second scrolling when you start a map browsing software.

First, to start the map viewing software. Then, to set the second scroll operation information ②. Then, presses the inner direction key 15 e alone, the cursor 11 is moved to a position Bointo the image 17 a indicating the current location in the map data. At this time, on the screen of the display unit 14, as shown in (a) of FIG. 5, the image 17 a indicating the current location in the map data, the cursor 11 and is displayed.

Here, when the outer direction key 15 b is pressed alone, the second scroll operation information is output to the CPU20 of the control unit, disk port screen of the display unit 14 including a cursor 11 downwards is moved Lumpur. By repeating this operation, as shown in FIG. 5 (b), to search for the image 1 7 b indicating the destination in the map data in the screen of the display unit 14.

Then, the user when to return to the image 17 a indicating the current position, the Tarik operating the inner direction key 15 e. Screen of the display unit 14 returns instantaneously to the state shown in (a) of FIG.

Example of FIG. 5 is useful when the user views the large data display size on the screen of the display unit 14 (newspapers, maps).

10 are shown in FIG. 5, is a flow port one diagram for explaining a control procedure when the start map browsing software performs a browse operation of the map data.

Control procedure of FIG. 10 executes according to a program control unit of the portable electronic device of the present invention (CPU 20 in FIG. 11) is stored in the storage unit (not shown), controls the screen display of the display unit 14 to.

In the control procedure shown in Fig. 10, firstly, C PU 20 in step S 31 starts the map 閲 list software. In step S 31, for example, that the user depresses the outer direction key 15 b Keystrokes portion 15 at work, CPU 20 starts the map browse Sofutuwea accordingly.

CPU 20 me Te, in step S 32 is to set the second scroll operation information ②.

Step CPU 20 in S 33 monitors whether the pressing operation on any of the direction keys of the key operation unit 15. As described above, when the user either to Kano direction key of the key operation unit 1-5 makes a pressing operation, to migrate to the next step S 3 4.

CPU 2 0 in step S 3 4 performs the same procedure as Step S 1 2- S 1 7 of Figure 8. The user, and have use of a cursor movement operation or scrolling operation, to browse operation of the map data.

CPU 2 0 in step S 3 5 has the inside direction key .1 5 e determines whether the Tarik operation. When Step S 3 5 of the determination is YES, CPU 2 0 In stearyl-up S 3 6 controls display on the screen of the display unit 1 4 according to Tarik operation of the inside direction key 1 5 e. The screen of the display unit 1 4 returns instantly to the screen containing the display position of the front of the cursor 1 1.

If step S 3 6 has been completed, or if Step S 3 5 of determination is Ru NO der, returns to the step S 3 3.

As described above, according to the portable electronic device of the present invention, even when editing 閲 list 'the data of a large screen, the user easily operated with one hand (thumb) is Rukoto enhance operability it can.

Although the present invention is not limited to these embodiments, the present invention is not shall be limited to the above embodiments, and various modifications are possible within the scope described in the claims.

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1. A first direction key, and the key operation section for outputting a second detection signal by detecting the respective pressing operation of the direction keys of which is provided in the vicinity of the first direction key, and a display unit, the key a handheld electronic device to obtain Bei and a control unit for controlling the screen display of the display unit in response to the detection signal from the single operation unit, the control unit,
Depending on the detection signal outputted when the first direction key is depressed in it gave insects, and outputs the cursor movement information for moving the cursor displayed on the screen of the display unit in the screen and cursor movement detection means,
In accordance with the detection signal to the first direction key and the second direction key is output when it is depressed simultaneously, the scan click port Lumpur operation information for scrolling the screen of the display unit a disk port Lumpur movement detecting means for outputting
Portable electronic device, characterized in that it comprises a.
2. The control unit of claim 1, wherein Rukoto comprising means for outputting a first scrolling operation information for scrolling the screen of the display unit while fixing the display position of the cursor portable electronic devices.
3. The control unit, the portable electronic device of claim 1, wherein you comprising means for outputting a second scrolling operation information for scrolling the screen of the display unit including the cursor .
4. The control unit may output the second direction key in accordance with a detection signal output when it is depressed alone application setting information for performing an application setting operation on the screen of the display unit portable electronic device according to claim 1, wherein the obtaining Bei application settings detecting means for.
5. The cursor movement information which the cursor movement detection means outputs, when the first direction key is clicked, the screen of the display unit, to return to the screen that contains the immediately preceding display position of the cursor portable electronic device according to claim 1, wherein the a is control information.
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